Star Wars characters not ruled out for Disney Infinity

Disney VP Bill Roper says company sees potential in adding Star Wars characters to game, but won't commit right away.

Star Wars characters could one day appear in Disney Infinity, according to Disney Interactive VP Bill Roper. Speaking with Games Industry International, the executive said the company recognizes the potential of adding characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker to the new game, but wouldn't commit right away.

"That was definitely exciting when [news of the acquisition] came down from within the company. We love the potential for Infinity--we always joke, well, 'the possibilities are infinite'," Roper said. "For us, we're really just focused on launching this platform quickly."

He explained that though Star Wars characters won't be in the game just yet, those characters--as well as any others from Disney's portfolio--may one day appear in the game.

"We've done a lot of work about identifying the properties that we felt would really make the platform sing at launch, but I never discount any possibilities with the vast array of characters and worlds that we can tap into across the company," Roper said.

Disney purchased the Star Wars brand in October 2012 for $4.05 billion. Since the acquisition, Disney has closed Epic Mickey developer Junction Point, as well as Star Wars 1313 outfit LucasArts.

Disney Infinity launches in August for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, and PC. Currently confirmed characters are pulled from franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters University, Cars, Wreck-It-Ralph, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Phineas and Ferb.

Notably, Disney Infinity will not feature Mickey Mouse or any characters from classic Disney films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, or The Lion King, among others. However, this could change in the future.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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94 comments
urtin3
urtin3

I don' know... Mickey Mouse rapes Darth Vader?

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

And this is how the Star Wars rape begins.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Thank goodness they haven't done this to the Marvel characters...or at least not yet.

Mercgamer74
Mercgamer74

I need to fix the weapons systems on my Mi-24 Hind and get some ammunition for the gun and rocket pods so I can attack George Lucas home.

Donkie737
Donkie737

Begun the clone wars have...

berserker66666
berserker66666

Disney made LucasArt their bitch then closed them down.. How can they even think about putting Star Wars characters into some cheap Disney kids game? Damn shame.

Triton
Triton

And so it begins.  Just matter of time before they do Star Wars Kids..... puke.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Too soon perhaps? It will take me a while to think of Star Wars and Disney in the same sentence. Just wait a little while until you are actually able to implement the Star Wars universe into yours. And don't screw it up!

jyml8582
jyml8582

Yes, I want to see Obi Wan Kenobi battle Buzz Lightyear, oh oh and Palpatine battle Nemo. Yeah that'll be freaking epic if I were 7 years old.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Mickey....I am your father. Nooooooooooooooooo. Really?

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

They should keep Stars Wars for a separate game as well as marvel characters to make different games and keep the Disney Infinity game for there movie characters for younger kids

shadowmage101
shadowmage101

if it's going to make them money, they are going to do it 

vongroove
vongroove

101 ways to kill George Lucas!

immortality20
immortality20

Where the hell is Mickey, Pluto and the rest of the classic staff in the picture shown?

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

if star wars isn't out of the picture than that means that marvel character's shouldn't be off the table either.

Dojomeat
Dojomeat

so basically it will be first week $10 star wars DLC, i mean that is the trend isn't it?

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Please keep Star Wars out of the kid friendly games. Remember Kinect Star Wars? A mess.

Zloth2
Zloth2

I've got a really bad feeling about this...

OuTLaWzGamer
OuTLaWzGamer

WTF would star wars characters have to do with this anyway??

Adavanter
Adavanter

I'm still not sure exactly why anyone is upset? Disney hasn't done anything negative yet. If you're upset about Lucasarts... Then be mad at them for not making a good game in years. Lucasarts more than warranted a shutdown.

As for the movies... Wouldn't we have to see them first before we could hate them? Last I checked Disney is doing pretty damned awesome with it's acquired properties.

The fact alone we could have marvel, muppets and star wars share existence is actually pretty awesome. Now that'd be a hell of a Smash Brothers clone.

ArataWata
ArataWata

Of course they wouldn't have added Star Wars, it's a Disney game, not a Lucas Arts game.

Disney might be buying out companies but they're not stupid.

Stebsis
Stebsis

I hope there's going to be SW world in Kingdom Hearts 3... I mean when it's eventually is released on PS5.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

wow reading these comments makes me weep that the gaming community will stupid forever

vongroove
vongroove

I want...

 Snow White and the Seven Jawa's!

 Make it happen!


Mercgamer74
Mercgamer74

@vongroove All of which I will give you a special offer for if you hire me to implement them.


Stebsis
Stebsis

@OuTLaWzGamer Disney owns Star Wars and this is Disney game with many Disney characters so that's what.

Kr0w1Nc4rNa73
Kr0w1Nc4rNa73

@Stebsis

I'm not even a SW fan(or KH fan, really), but that sounds totally awesome. I would love to see that.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

@Stebsis @OuTLaWzGamer And that was what Star Wars became, its pathetic, Disney transformed one of the biggest and most amazing science fiction franchise in a child-parent milking machine.

Stebsis
Stebsis

@Sohereiam @Stebsis @OuTLaWzGamer Disney did? WTF? :D Disney hasn't done anything to SW yet. George Lucas himself ruined it by SW 1-3, and they have made millions, if not billions through all the merchandise like figurines, lightsabers etc.